July 27 Decreed South Side Stand Photo Walk Day

Mayor presented proclamation in honor of community event’s 10th anniversary

Mayor Ben Walsh read an official proclamation to a crowd of over 50 Photo Walk participants July 27 before the start of The Stand Newspaper’s 10th Annual Photo Walk.

On that bright, sunny Saturday four groups prepared for themed walks to capture the South Side neighborhood in photos. Over the past nine years, The Stand has organized a community photo walk each July starting on South Salina Street cutting through neighborhood side streets and into Kirk Park. This year, in honor of reaching a decade of documenting the South Side in photos, three additional walks were planned.

David Hass, creator of the Syracuse History Instagram, severed as lead volunteer of a Historic Photo Walk that visited seven historic sites along South Salina Street, including a tour inside the South Presbyterian Church currently for sale by the Greater Syracuse Land Bank.

David Haas said this image of a cross walk was his favorite. | Photo by David Haas

Bob Gates, president of the Syracuse Camera Club, and Mike Greenlar, a photographer with Syracuse.com, led a walk around the I-81 Viaduct to capture the area and its residents before construction begins. Photographers stopped by Toomey Abbott Towers, Pioneer Homes and Wilson Park.

This video taken by John Adams, a first-time Photo Walk participant and resident at Toomey Abbott Towers, provides a look at what participating in the I-81 Walk was like.

A member of Pretty Girls Rock tries out her loaned camera before going out to snap photos of the Get the Lead Out Block Party. | Photo by Mike Greenlar

Nine members of the mentoring group Pretty Girls Rock also participated by covering the Get the Lead Out Block Party under the guidance of volunteers Annilese Perry, Marilu Lopez Fretts and Greg Munno. The girls followed their photography practice with one on literacy by drafting a short news story on the second annual Block Party organized by Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today Southside’s Housing Task Force.

The Classic Walk along South Salina Street was led by Newhouse Professor Ken Harper and community guides Clifford Ryan and Shad McKinney.

Each year Ashley Kang, director of The Stand, organizes the annual Photo Walk with volunteers. Additional support came from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications, South Side Innovation Center, Dunk & Bright Furniture, PAL (Photography and Literacy) Project and The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

Images from the walk are shared online, and some of the best are featured in each September’s print issue, which will hit newsstands this year on Sept. 7.

Participants in the 10th Annual South Side Photo Walk included:

Photo Walk Leaders: Bob Gates and Mike Greenlar
Reporters: Keith Muhammad and Brenda Muhammad
Volunteer: Anthony “Tony” Hines-Tecoy
Participants: Jerome Dexter, John Adams, Jenn Grzyvinsky, Maria Pence, Markayla Madill, Ruthnie Angrand, Miguel Balbuena, Utkarsha Laharia, Marissa Madill, Lindy Madill, James Madill, Darian Shuker, Jeff Perkins and James Walker

Photo Walk Leader: Ken Harper
Community Leaders: Clifford Ryan and Shad McKinney
Reporters: Emily Kenny and Zoe Davis
Participants: Sheila Quinell, Jamel Manning, Sue Klapheke, Catherine Klapheke, Sandi Patnode, Susan Morison, Lisa Hackley, Rio Harper, Amie Harper

Photo Walk Leader: David Hass
Reporter: Kate Mazade
Participants: Owen Harris El, Shante Harris El, Margaret McCormick, Sarah Pralle, Michele Morgan, Kristi Russo, Hilary Donohue

Block Party
Photo Walk Leader: Annaliese Perry
Volunteers: Marilu Lopez Fretts, Greg Munno and Annie Johnson
Participants: Amadea McClain, Royal McClain, Amerie Chandler, Rebekah Hidek, Nevaeh Hall, J’Viona Baker, Zyreeanah Shepard, Kelise Kelley, Nyla Tearney

Photo Walk Organizer: Ashley Kang

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